Makes about 5 cups jam.
2 cups fully ripe Bing cherries, pitted and chopped (about 1 ½ to 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 ¼ cups sugar
¾ cup water
1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
NOTE: If freezer space is an issue, freezer jam can be prepared and poured into quart-size ziplock bags. Squeeze out the air, seal the bags and stack them flat in the freezer. When ready to use it, just thaw then empty the contents of the bag into a jam/jelly jar.